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M26 in Kent reopens after five-vehicle crash kills two

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  • April 17, 2014
The M26 has reopened after two people were killed and seven seriously injured in a collision which stranded hundreds of motorists. The crash, involving two cars, two lorries and a van, happened just before 09:40 BST on the westbound carriageway in Ke...

Cwmbran veterans' Green Goddess fire engine parts stolen

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  • April 17, 2014
The hunt is on to find rare parts of an historical Green Goddess fire engine which were stolen by thieves. The Green Goddess Cwmbran Veterans believe the culprits targeted the vehicle for metal to sell for scrap but it will cost them £1,000 to resto...

Gateshead house fire: Man arrested on suspicion of murder

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  • April 17, 2014
A 45-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man after a house fire. Firefighters were called to the blaze in Redemarsh, Leam Lane, Gateshead just after 18:30 BST on Tuesday. A 53-year-old man suffered substanti...

Two arrested after house explosion in Lancashire

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  • April 17, 2014
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of arson after an explosion at a house in Lancashire. About 30 firefighters tackled the blaze in Cumberland Avenue, Clayton-le-Moors at 02:05 BST on Tuesday. No-one had been in the house at the time but people ...

Flats evacuated in suspicious fire in Edinburgh's Dumbiedykes Road

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  • April 17, 2014
A block of flats has been evacuated following a suspicious fire in Edinburgh. More than 25 firefighters tackled the blaze on Dumbiedykes Road just before 04:00. Seven residents were treated for minor smoke inhalation at the scene. However, no-one was...

Atlantic Recycling fire near Cardiff, treated as arson

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  • April 17, 2014
A fire at a recycling site on the outskirts of Cardiff is being treated as arson, say police. About 2,000 tonnes of plastic and wood were set alight at Atlantic Recycling site in Wentloog during the early hours of 28 March. South Wales Police said th...

Southern India bus fire kills six in Karnataka

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  • April 17, 2014
At least six people have been killed after the bus they were travelling in caught fire in India's southern state of Karnataka, police said. The bus, carrying 29 passengers, was travelling from Davanagere to Bangalore, when a leak in the fuel tank cau...

Over 100 grass fire calls for south Wales firefighters

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  • April 17, 2014
South Wales fire fighters say they have had to deal with over 100 grass fire calls in an 11 hour period. The blazes included a fire covering eight hectares (20 acres) of scrub land at Ogmore Vale, Bridgend county. Crews from six stations had to fight...

Fire destroys two thatched cottages in Barham

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  • April 17, 2014
Two thatched cottages in Suffolk have been destroyed by a fire. The blaze started at 15:35 BST on Monday at the semi-detached homes in Norwich Road, Barham. Firefighter Steve Morgan said crews had limited access to the cottages due to fears a chimney...

Wrexham recycling blaze tackled by six crews

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  • April 17, 2014
A fire at a recycling centre building on Wrexham Industrial Park has been put out by six fire crews. The building was evacuated and no injuries were reported. North Wales Fire and Rescue Services said the fire was confined to a conveyer belt being bu...

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